We are in the middle of recruiting season so I wanted to make sure you are ready to go. Here are 3 secrets so you can come out ahead:
- Don't Underestimate Behavioral Interview Questions. Most of you are probably already studying the Technical Interview Guide so that you can answer these questions with confidence, but how many of you have polished your story? This is what makes the difference between an A candidate and an A+ candidate. Are you confident? A few weeks ago we released a new and improved Behavioral Interview Guide with even more sample questions and SAMPLE ANSWERS. Pick up the Investment Banking Prep Pack which combines the Technical Guide with Flashcards, the Behavioral Guide and the Networking Guide and saves you $30! There is a reason the WSO guides are the industry standard...we guide you step by step so you can ace your interview.
- Slow down and breathe. No matter what you hear in the forums, you won't die if you mess up a question. Slow down and take the time to clear your thoughts before diving head first into an answer. Silence and pauses can display confidence and "ummmmms" can show weakness. Gather your thoughts and then proceed to shock them with your rock solid technical skills and genuine answers to the .
- PRACTICE now and practice often. Either get a Wall Street Mentor to do a with you and/or find a friend that you can practice with incessantly that can give you a realistic interview. We can't emphasize this enough...you need to mess up 100 times before you really become a skilled interviewer. Would you wait until the day of an athletic event to run through a mock session? Then why are you so reluctant to practice out loud in realistic setting. Even better, if you can video tape yourself, you may find some horrifying tendencies that you can fix now. Want to watch how the competition is answering those questions? Check out the WSO Video Library.
I wish you all the best of luck. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.
ps - We also recently released a new and improved WSO Networking Guide. If you already own the Behavioral Interview Guide or WSO Networking Guide, please forward a copy (from the same e-mail you have stamped on the PDF) to [email protected] and she will get you a copy of the latest version...
pps - Please let us hear about your success in our Success Stories forum. We love hearing from our members breaking in. Make your fellow primates proud!